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Upper GI bleeds raise risk of dying from other causes
Upper GI bleeds raise risk of dying from other causes

(April 30, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From the UK - Gastrointestinal bleeds raise risk of dying from other causes, according to a report published in PLOS Medicine. Researchers compared over 16,000 people who had suffered an upper gastrointestinal bleed to over 80,000 matched controls. Just over 6,000 of these patients died in the first 5 years following the bleed. Researchers found that individuals who suffered the upper GI bleed were at raised risk of dying due to gastrointestinal causes, as well as raised risk of dying from other causes--such as heart disease and malignant tumours

 
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